Friday, September 28, 2007

Yellow Belt

Gavin had a bid day on Wednesday. It was testing day in karate and he was testing for his yellow belt. It was all he talked about for weeks and he was very excited about it. He was tested on his kicks, jabs, punches, and kata #1. He passed with flying colors. He is very proud of his new yellow belt. Orange belt here we come.

And this past Tuesday was kinda a big day for me. I had my first parent-teacher conferance this week. I was so excited about it too. Gavin has been in school now for about 6 weeks and I was really eager to see how he was doing. Not that I thought anything was wrong or he was doing badly, but I wanted to know what the kindergarden expectations were and where Gavin was along that line. I was there for about a half hour with his teacher, who I am totally in love with. She is sweet and loving and I can tell she truly cares about all the students. I am happy to say Gavin is doing Excellent in school. He is actually doing above average work than what is expected at this time of year for the students. oh, that pleases me so!! Right now they look at alphabet, story retelling, shapes, reading a graph, patterns, fractions, numbers, and print concepts. The notes on his conference report state that Gavin : loves learning, has a happy positive spirit, has a great attitude about school, his friends, and responsibilities, and he gets along well with others. I left the meeting feeling very proud of my little boy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, September 21, 2007

Conversations with Katelyn

Katelyn, you better put that down!!

Katelyn, Stop pinching mommy

Katelyn, Stop hitting Gavin on the head with your dolly.

Katelyn, Where are you?

Katelyn, That does not make mommy happy

Katelyn, Do not throw your sippy cup at me

Katelyn, Sit down in the tub!

Katelyn, Garbage needs to stay IN the garbage can!

Katelyn, Close the fridge

Katelyn, Come back here

Katelyn, Get out of Gavin's room

Katelyn, Toilet paper stays IN the bathroom

Katelyn, Mommy loves you!

Katelyn, You are so beautiful

Katelyn, You are a pretty girl

Katelyn, I love you sooooo much!

I am happy to say, the last four phrases are said the most!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Potty Time

No, this post is not about Gavin's or Katelyn's potty habits. It is about mine. I accepted a long time ago that as a wife and mother there is no more "alone" time in the bathroom. Ken walks in to ask me various questions that i guess cannot wait until i finish peeing. Gavin loves to come in and ask me - What are you doing mommy? As if it is not obvious since I am sitting on the toilet. And even Katelyn loves to toddle in with a toy of her choice and sit it on my lap. 99% of the time I do not mind all of this, but then some days like today I get irrated that I cannot even pee by myself. As I am sitting on the toilet I can hear Katlelyn babbling to herself as she makes her way after me to the bathroom and as she round the corner and sees me she says " Hi Mom" for the first time. How precious. Even wonderful things can happen in the bathroom!

Friday, September 7, 2007

For Daddy

Her outfit reads: You Cant Spell Princess Without ESPN. Too cute not to get to make Daddy proud.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Gavin started Kindergarten 2 weeks ago. This past weekend was the first time he came home with "homework"!! It was very exciting for him. Though when the time came to actually sit down and do it he did not want to. His first homework assignment was to write his name 6 times. He was able to stop playing long enough to do this, although as you can see he is still wearing his baseball glove.